Hanoi’s Temple of Literature will host a first-ever summer programme for children from June 1st to August 20th, which is designed to educate children on Vietnamese traditional cultural values while improving their life skills.
Artisans making traditional handicraft products. (Photo: hanoimoi.com.vn)
The programme will feature activities allowing children to explore traditional crafts, including ‘do’ paper painting, kite making, and pottery, as well as letting the kids try their hands at making complete handicraft products.
Under the programme, painting classes will be held from 9 am to 11 am every Sunday morning, in which veteran painters will teach children about watercolour paintings and instruct them on how to paint in watercolour. The children’s artworks will then be auctioned to raise funds for poor children across the country.
In addition, kids will have the chance to learn about the studies and examinations of students in the past, and take part in a kite making contest, with the winner being sent to compete at international events.
Le Xuan Kieu, Director of the Temple of Literature’s Cultural and Scientific Centre, said that the programme is expect to provide Vietnamese children with a deeper understanding of their ancestor’s cultural heritage through folk games and crafts.
It is also designed to make the Temple of Literature more attractive to the city dwellers, and visitors from home and abroad, he added./.